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A pale woman in a yellow dress looks over her shoulder, her black hair cascading down her back. A man stands behind her.

Poor Things

  Yorgos Lanthimos

  United States, United Kingdom, Ireland     141 minutes


From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

headshot: Holly WaddingtonTribute to Holly Waddington

This screening includes an in-person tribute to costume designer Holly Waddington and presentation of the Chicago International Film Festival’s Tour de Force Award.

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Film Credits

  •   Ed Guiney p.g.a., Andrew Lowe p.g.a., Yorgos Lanthimos p.g.a., Emma Stone p.g.a.
  •   Tony McNamara
  •   Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE
  •   Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC
  •   Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbot, Suzy Bemba, Jerrod Charmichael, Kathryn Hunter, Vicki Pepperdine, Margaret Qualley, Hanna Schygulla
  •   Jerskin Fendrix
  •   Element Pictures


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